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Large number of Pakistanis giving funds for dams: CJP
January 13, 2019

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Main Saqib Nisar has said that 'I am Pakistan' campaign has gained momentum and a large number of Pakistanis are giving funds for the construction of Dams.

In an interview with a private news channel, he said the motive to initiate the campaign around the world was to create awareness among overseas Pakistani about the importance of Dams construction in the country.

The Chief Justice said he would visit North America soon to attend the Dam fund raising campaign.

Responding to another question about the cost of Mohmand Dam construction, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said around 14 billion dollars are required for construction of the dam.

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice, while taking notice of scheduled execution of a prisoner Khizer Hayat, a mentally ill prisoner on death row in Central Jail Kot Lakhpat, has suspended his sentence till further orders.

The notice was taken on media reports that a District and Sessions Judge has scheduled execution of a mentally ill prisoner on Tuesday. He was diagnosed as a schizophrenic by Jail medical authorities.

The Chief Justice also fixed the matter for hearing tomorrow.